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The Nerd Byword
81 minutes | Jun 14, 2022
Episode 106 - Guardians of the All-Star Superman
It's homework time! Kris and Dave once again assign each other some new comics and discuss both All-Star Superman by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely, as well as Guardians of the Galaxy by Al Ewing. Plus, a PlayStation remake controversy and a unique Spidey recommendation. Nerd News TMNT: Shredder's Revenge coming to GamePass Last of Us Remake announced Byword Big Talk All-Star Superman by Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely Guardians of the Galaxy by Al Ewing Nerd Commendations Spider-Man: Life Story Doomsday Clock
54 minutes | Jun 7, 2022
Episode 105 - Pride Month Character Parade
In time for Pride Month, Kris and Dave discuss some of their all-time favorite LGBTQ+ characters from Marvel and DC. Plus, Spidey comes to PC, Star Wars Celebration reveals some big news, and Dave recommends the other Ms. Marvel. Nerd News Another PS Exclusive comes to PC…Spider-Man! Star Wars Celebration News Byword Big Talk Favorite LGBTQ+ Characters Nerd Commendations Ms. Marvel by Brian Reed and Roberto Delatorre Aquaman: The Becoming by Brandon Thomas, Diego Olortegui, Wade Von Grawbadger
74 minutes | May 31, 2022
Episode 104 - The Nerdy Awards Part Deux
Kris and Dave celebrate two years of the Byword by awarding their second annual Nerdy Awards. Who won the coveted award this year? Plus, Thor gets a trailer, Marvel loses an MMO, and some new Nerd Commendations! Nerd News Marvel MMO Canceled Thor Trailer Released (and She-Hulk, AND Andor) Byword Big Talk The Second Annual Nerdy Awards Nerd Commendations She-Hulk by Dan Slott & Juan Bobillo, Paul Pelletier, Scott Kolins, & Will Conrad Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
60 minutes | May 25, 2022
Episode 103 - A New Hope for Kenobi
Kris and Dave discuss their hopes for the upcoming Obi Wan Kenobi Disney+ series. Will the new mini-series be a nostalgic mess or redeem the prequel era? Plus, Daredevil returns, Amazons are on trial, and Star Trek boldly recasts some iconic characters. Nerd News Disney+ Daredevil series in the works Star Wars future discussed in Vanity Fair Byword Big Talk Our Hopes for Obi Wan Kenobi Nerd Commendations Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Trial of the Amazons
60 minutes | May 17, 2022
Episode 102 - Lesser Known Comics
Kris and Dave sit down with founder of Lesser Known Comics and writer of Death Wish, Mark Bernal, as well as Rey Garza, the creative force behind Tank McGregor. What does it take to make it as a new independent comics publisher? Plus, racism strikes the Percy Jackson franchise and Dave nerd-commends a much-maligned comic book? Nerd News Percy Jackson actor attacked by toxic fanboys Ms. Marvel co-creator signs off on MCU changes Byword Big Talk Mark Bernal & Rey Garza of Lesser Know Comics Batch #4 now on Kickstarter! Nerd Commendations Moon Knight (2014) by Warren Ellis & Declan Shalvey Spider-Man: The Other by Peter David, Reginald Hudlin, J Michael Strazinski, Mike Wieringo, Pat Lee, and Mike Deodato Jr.
49 minutes | May 10, 2022
Episode 101 - A Green Lantern Idiot Sandwich
Kris and Dave attempt to fix the much-maligned Green Lantern movie featuring Ryan Reynolds. Plus, Breath of the Wild 2 spoilers may have hit the internet, and the trailer for House of the Dragon tries to wipe away the tears of Game of Thrones fans! Nerd News Did Italian voice actor Pietro Ubaldi give a first glimpse at Breath of the Wild 2? First trailer for House of the Dragon Released Byword Big Talk Green Lantern Nerd Commendations Green Lantern: Rebirth MLB The Show 22
61 minutes | May 3, 2022
Episode 100 - A Nerdy Celebration
Kris and Dave look back on 100 episode of the Nerd Byword and discuss some of their favorite moments of their podcasting adventure. Plus, Dave loves Gail Simone, Jon Watts jumps ship, and The Batman gets a sequel! Nerd News Jon Watts steps away from “FF” director’s chair The Batman gets a sequel, and so does...Spider-Man? Byword Big Talk A Byword Retrospective Nerd Commendations Sensational Spider-Man (Vol. 2) 23-41 by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Angel Medina & Clayton Crain Batgirl by Gail Simone and Ardian Syaff, Ed Benes, & more
78 minutes | Apr 27, 2022
Episode 099 - Deep Space 99
Kris and Dave dive into arguably the BEST Star Trek series, Deep Space Nine. What was the special sauce that made the show so great? Plus, Spider-Man hits a delay, Darth Vader does his homework, and Dave is up to his old tricks with an off-the-wall commendation! Nerd News Across the Spider-Verse Delayed to 2023 Hayden Christensen does his homework Byword Big Talk Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Nerd Commendations Launchbox Miles Morales: Shock Waves by Justin A. Reynolds & Pablo León
78 minutes | Apr 19, 2022
Episode 098 - I Died, but I Got Better!
Kris and Dave discuss their most hated superhero comic tropes! Plus, WB plans DCEU changes, Ms. Marvel gets new powers, and Dave sings the praises of Gail Simone! Nerd News WB plans major DCEU overhaul Ms. Marvel TV powers change confirmed Byword Big Talk Superhero Tropes! Nerd Commendations Moon Knight Gail Simone's Birds of Prey
86 minutes | Apr 12, 2022
Episode 097 - Byword Beyond
Kris and Dave dissect Spider-Man: Beyond now that the storyline has reached its conclusion. Plus, Dave goes off about Ben Reilly, Jason Aaron loses his touch, and Kris explores the difficulty of Elden Ring. Nerd News Activision...did something right? Jason Aaron Must be Stopped Byword Big Talk Spider-Man: Beyond Nerd Commendations Chuck Dixon's Birds of Prey Run Elden Ring
65 minutes | Apr 5, 2022
Episode 096 - Time Travelling Nerds
Kris and Dave travel through space and time to bring you their favorite time travel tales. Plus, Ezra Miller goes bonkers in Hawai'i, Sony competes with Game Pass, and Kris gives the Turtles some love. Nerd News Ezra Miller in legal trouble in Hawai'i Sony unveils Game Pass Competitor Byword Big Talk Assassin's Creed Quantum Leap Days of Future Past DS9 - The Visitor Timeless Voyagers! Nerd Commendations TMNT Annual 2022 by Juni Ba & Ronda Pattison The League of Regrettable Superheroes by Jon Morris
75 minutes | Mar 29, 2022
Episode 095 - Separating Art from Artist
Kris and Dave get serious as they discuss controversies swirling around several well-know artists. Is it possible to appreciate the art when the artist displays objectionable behavior? Plus, The Batman reveals its Joker and She-Hulk may be in trouble! Nerd News She-Hulk in Creative Trouble? The Batman Deleted Scene Released Featuring Barry Keoghan’s Joker Byword Big Talk Separating Art from Artist, featuring: Joss Whedon J.K. Rowling Geoff Johns Joe Bennett Nerd Commendations Tom King's Batman The Monday Night War: WWE vs. WCW
61 minutes | Mar 22, 2022
Episode 094 - Let’s Talk About Art, Baby!
Kris and Dave discuss some of their all-time favorite artists. Plus, Daredevil gets a "soft reboot", another video games studio is accused of a toxic work environment, and Kris tries, once again, to make Dave an X-Men fan. Nerd News Daredevil "Soft Reboot" Series in the Works Ori Studio Accused Of Being 'Oppressive,' 'Sexist' Workplace Byword Big Talk Chris Bachalo George Perez Jen Bartel JH Williams III Pepe Larraz & Marte Gracia Darwyn Cooke Nerd Commendations X-Men (2021) by Gerry Duggan, Pepe Larraz, and Marte Gracia Batman/TMNT Trilogy by James Tynion IV & Freddie Williams II
74 minutes | Mar 15, 2022
Episode 093 - Batman smashes the Incel Army
Kris and Dave sit down to discuss Matt Reeves’ The Batman. Plus, Obi-Wan Kenobi releases a teaser trailer, Zoë Kravitz has a bad casting experience, and Kris once again returns to Xbox Game Pass for a little Guardians of the Galaxy. Nerd News Obi-Wan Kenobi Teaser Released Zoë Kravitz discusses missed casting in Nolan’s Batman movies Byword Big Talk The Batman (2022) Nerd Commendations Huntress Year One Guardians of the Galaxy
65 minutes | Mar 8, 2022
Episode 092 - X gon’ give it to ya?
Kris and Dave try to fix the very first X-Men movie. Can their combined efforts overcome the very 2000s nature of the film? Plus, Will Smith returns for an I Am Legend sequel, Booster Gold joins the Arrowverse, and Dave loses his mind over Superman Smashes the Klan. Nerd News Will Smith returns for I Am Legend sequel Booster Gold joins the Arrowverse Byword Big Talk Fixing X-Men (2000) Nerd Commendations Cyberpunk 2077 Superman Smashes the Klan
71 minutes | Feb 28, 2022
Episode 091 - Who’s the new kid?
Kris and Dave each pick their three favorite "new" characters they encountered over the past year. Plus, Star Trek's Kelvin Timeline is set to return, Venus Di Milo is shelling back up, and Kris furthers his radical mutant agenda! Nerd News Venus Di Milo returns Star Trek 4 announced Byword Big Talk "New characters": Kate Spencer (Manhunter) Sooraya Qadir (Dust/Congregation) Jo Mullein (Far Sector/Green Lantern) Keeve Trennis Jessica Drew (Spider-Woman) Kaldur’ahm (Aqualad) Nerd Commendations Manhunter by Marc Andreyko & Jesus Saiz New X-Men Vol. 2
65 minutes | Feb 22, 2022
Episode 090 - One console to rule them all
Kris and Dave each pick their favorite video game console of all time and talk about the features, and memories, that defined it. Plus, Amazon breaks Comixology, Professor X returns, Kris sings the praises of TMNT and Dave has a Scream of a recommendation! Nerd News Professor X returns? Amazon breaks Comixology Byword Big Talk The Original XBox The Super Nintendo Entertainment System Nerd Commendations TMNT: Jennika Scream (2022)
72 minutes | Feb 15, 2022
Episode 089 - Dueling the Fates
Kris and Dave discuss the leaked script for Duel of the Fates, the original plan for what would eventually become The Rise of Skywalker. Is it better than what we got? Plus, Dave rambles about Superman in the 90s and Kris looks forward to a new Megamind series! Nerd News Nintendo Direct delivers huge news New Megamind series announced Byword Big Talk Star Wars: Episode IX - Duel of the Fates Nerd Commendations Superman: The Triangle Era Halo Infinite
85 minutes | Feb 8, 2022
Episode 088 - Eternally Late
Kris and Dave sit down for a late but fascinating in-depth review of Marvel's The Eternals. Does the movie deserve the critical beating it received? Plus, Google Stadia is dying, Marvel finds its Madame Web, and Dave continues his deep-dive of Marvel Unlimited. Nerd News Dakota Johnson cast as Madame Web Stadia has been demoted at Google Byword Big Talk Marvel's The Eternals Nerd Commendations The Book of Boba Fett Secret Avengers by Ed Brubaker & Mike Deodato Jr.
68 minutes | Jan 31, 2022
Episode 087 - Your Faves are Overrated!
Kris and Dave throw down the gauntlet: your favorite characters are overrated! Will one of Kris' choices cause Dave to drop the f-bomb? Yes! Plus, Dave goes off about the recent banning of Maus and Kris sings the praises of Black Cat. Nerd News Tennessee school district bans Maus Peter Dinklage expresses frustration with live-action Snow White Byword Big Talk Your Favorite Characters: Are they overrated? Nerd Commendations Star Trek: Phase II - The Lost Series Mary Jane & Black Cat Beyond by Jed McKay and C.J. Villa
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